LEICESTER: Paul F. LaPorte, Jr., 77, of Grove Street died Sunday, December 2 in Southbridge Rehab. & Nursing Center after an illness.
He leaves his wife June C. (Serijanian) LaPorte, two sons; Todd M. LaPorte and his wife Christina of Spencer and Thomas J. LaPorte of Brookfield, a granddaughter Eva LaPorte, a brother John LaPorte of Marstons Mills, a sister Ann Allard of Ellington, CT and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son Stephen P. LaPorte in 1971.
Paul was born in Worcester, son of Paul F. and Geraldine (Laverty) LaPorte. He graduated from Holy Name High School. He served his country in the United States Air Force from 1960-1964 during the Vietnam War. He was a large valve assembler for 30 years at Jamesbury Corp. before retiring in 2004. He was a long time member of the National Rifle Association, the British Iron Association, the Auburn Sportsman’s Club and the American Legion. He enjoyed collecting coins, hunting and ice fishing. He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and loved riding his Triumph Motorcycles.
Funeral services and burial will be private at a later date. J. HENRI MORIN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 23 Maple Terr., Spencer is directing funeral arrangements.